The UCSF Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle is a community of visionaries who are deeply connected to UCSF’s core mission of advancing health worldwide. 

Through their annual contributions, Chancellor’s Circle members pave the way for the university’s sustained excellence in groundbreaking research, outstanding patient care, and top-ranked graduate-education programs in the health sciences. Members are not bystanders but partners in UCSF breakthroughs. 

Front-Row Seats

The Chancellor’s Circle provides members with opportunities to actively engage in UCSF: The Campaign, the university’s herculean effort to meet today’s grand challenges in health care – improving health, revolutionizing care, and achieving health equity. Through dynamic, social events, members enjoy access to Chancellor Sam Hawgood, world-renowned faculty members, and UCSF’s top leaders and volunteers. 

Chancellor’s Circle members learn about groundbreaking discoveries in health during exclusive events throughout the year. Past opportunities have included experiencing the world’s first video game prescribed for ADHD – guided by the scientist who created it – and sharing meals with the psychiatrist who isolated the known genes for autism and the scientist who identified the BRCA2 gene mutation, which elevates risk for breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

Join the Circle

UCSF Chancellor’s Circle members are asked to make an annual gift to the Fund for UCSF, an unrestricted fund the chancellor uses for the university’s most pressing needs. 

$5,000 – $24,999
This contribution affords members an invitation to our annual signature event, which showcases exciting discoveries made and presented by faculty leaders. 

$25,000 – $49,999
All the benefits listed above, plus:

  • An invitation to UCSF council programs, exclusive gatherings with academic, scientific, and donor leaders in the areas of cancer, neurosciences, diabetes, and cardiology, among others.
  • An opportunity to participate in UCSF Insights, an inspirational speaker series about health issues that matter most to members and their families.

$50,000 and above
All the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Opportunities to attend small gatherings with Chancellor Sam Hawgood and world-renowned innovators and clinicians in intimate settings.

Join the circle to fuel sustained excellence in research, education, and patient care.

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2018 Chancellor’s Circle: The State of Children's Health

On February 6, 2018, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UCSF faculty members, Chancellor’s Circle members, and  UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital donors came together for a dynamic conversation about the state of children’s health and UCSF’ s work to address issues of health equity in the Bay Area. 

In a conversation moderated by MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, Lynne Benioff, distinguished director of the UCSF Board of Overseers, and Dr. Michael Anderson, president of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, shared their histories and visions for the work ahead.

Attendees were moved by a presentation from UCSF’s Dr. Anda Kuo, which highlighted the health disparities facing her patients. Participants asked challenging questions about how their philanthropy might directly improve the lives of Bay Area children facing health inequities.